Dr. Paul Whitley

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Dr. Paul Whitley

Dr. Paul Whitley

Associate Professor of Music (Piano)

D. Mus., Northwestern University
M.Mus., New England Conservatory
B.Mus., Wheaton College


Dr. Paul Whitley received his Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he was a student of Alan Chow. He also holds degrees from Wheaton Conservatory and New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied piano with Dr. William Phemister and Gabriel Chodos respectively.

Dr. Whitley is currently Assistant Professor of Music at JBU, and he also enjoys teaching private piano lessons in JBU's Community Arts Academy. He has been soloist with several orchestras and ensembles (including Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, NU Saxophone Ensemble, Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra), and has won various competitions (including the Thaivu-Isaac Competition, the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation of Chicago Competition, and Illinois State MTNA Piano Competition.)

Before coming to Arkansas, Dr. Whitley held teaching positions at Wheaton Conservatory of Music and Northwestern College in Iowa.‚Äč